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Corps of Engineers Taking Public Comment on Draft Saylorville Lake Master Plan and Environmental Assessment

JOHNSTON, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, asks the public to provide comment on the FINAL DRAFT of the Saylorville Lake Master Plan and Environmental Assessment. The master plan, which was last updated in 1984, conceptually establishes and guides the orderly development, administration, maintenance, preservation, enhancement, and management of all natural, cultural, and recreational resources of a Corps of Engineers water resource project. [Read More]
Published: Nov-20-14

Historic Clock Tower Tour

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to come participate in a Historic Clock Tower Tour. Relive the early days of the Rock Island Arsenal as you climb your way up the historic corridor of the Clock Tower Building which has been a Quad Cities landmark for over 100 years! [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-14

T15 closure still planned for Oct. 30

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Plans remain on track to close a section of Highway T15 that crosses over the Red Rock Dam beginning Oct. 30. That road closure is necessary to facilitate some of the construction of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project, which is being built at the Dam. Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), which is building the project, projects that the section of road will be closed to all traffic for about 10 to 12 weeks. During that time, large construction equipment will be positioned on T-15 making the road inaccessible to traffic. MRES will keep the public up to date about any changes in the road-closure date or schedule. [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-14

Bicycle Tour of Historic Arsenal Island

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to a bicycle tour of historic Arsenal Island. [Read More]
Published: Oct-18-14

T15 To Be Closed to All Traffic Beginning October 30

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A section of Highway T15 that crosses over the Red Rock Dam is projected to be closed to all traffic for about 10 to 12 weeks beginning October 30. This date could change due to future weather and lake conditions. The road closure is necessary while large construction equipment drills and constructs a large subsurface wall that will be tied into the existing dam structure. In order to complete this work the equipment will be positioned on T-15 making the road inaccessible to traffic until this phase of construction is completed. Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), which is building the project, will keep the public up to date about any changes in the road-closure date. A detour route will be established and signage will be in place to direct traffic in the area. The hydroelectric plant, when completed in 2018, will be capable of meeting the electricity needs of about 18,000 homes. “We know that this causes an inconvenience for daily traffic, but MRES and Ames Construction are doing everything we can to minimize disruptions to traffic during construction of this new hydroelectric facility,” said MRES Director of Member and Public Relations Bill Radio. MRES encourages people who are concerned about the road closure or interested in any aspects of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project to visit the project’s website: www.redrockhydroproject.com. ### For more information, contact MRES Member and Public Relations Director Bill Radio, phone: 605-338-4042; e-mail: bill.radio@mrenergy.com. [Read More]
Published: Oct-07-14

Corps of Engineers to close T.J. O’Brien Lock for critical maintenance

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces navigation closures at the T.J. O’Brien Lock beginning November 3 in order to dewater the gate bays and perform critical maintenance to the infrastructure. Two closures are scheduled, each lasting 47 days. The first closure, which begins Nov. 3, will run through Dec. 19, 2014. The lock will then reopen until the second closure scheduled for Jan. 19 through March 6, 2015. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-14

Corps of Engineers Awards Contract for Permanent Repairs at Marseilles Dam

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a construction contract to perform permanent repairs to the Marseilles Dam in Marseilles, Ill. The contract, which totals about $18 million, was awarded to Massman Construction Company of Kansas City, Missouri. Onsite work is expected to begin in 2015. The repair work must be carefully staged to reduce flooding risk and is expected to complete in early 2017. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-14

Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees at its more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches will be waived. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-14

North Overlook Picnic Area to Close

The North Overlook Picnic Area is closed to public use effective Monday, September 22, 2014 until further notice. This closure also closes the trailhead access to the Volksweg Trail at this location, and the North Overlook Hiking Trail. The assembly of a large crane, future hydromill assembly and staging of equipment has necessitated the closure for construction on the Red Rock Hydropower Project. [Read More]
Published: Sep-22-14

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shares water safety tips for Labor Day holiday

(ROCK ISLAND, Ill.) — It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. If you’ll be spending the weekend on or around the water this Labor Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to remember these safety tips. [Read More]
Published: Aug-28-14
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